Republic of South Sudan

County Court

County Courts represent the fourth tier of the judicial system. By law, each county must have a County Court. However, insufficient resources and a short supply of trained personnel to man these courts has hobbled efforts by the government to establish courts in each county.

South Sudan’s Code of Criminal Procedure, limits the original jurisdiction of County Courts to criminal cases that carry sentences of not more than seven years’ imprisonment and fines not exceeding 5000 SSP.

However, the constitution has provisions for the establishment of more courts or tribunals should the need arise.